Howto:CH - swissnet telecommunication ag - swissnet NxT pro SIP-Provider (2017)

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Summary

PRELIMINARY REPORT -- Tests for this product are still ongoing (last updated August 7th, 2017) and may (and probably will) change.

Remarks

  • STUN is required on all endpoints if media-relay is not used.
  • Dialling of subscriber numbers not possible, 'Dialing Location' must be configured without 'Area Code'
  • Audiofax and T38 is supported by Provider but we couldn't test it succesfully.



List of Issues found in no media-relay Configuration

This is a list of all issues found in a configuration where the media stream between endpoints and the SIP provider - as opposed to the signalling - is not routed through the SBC.

FAX AUDIO 
The provider does not fully support Audiofax (i.e. non-T.38)
Our tests of this feature have shown unstable results (that is, the feature sometimes worked and sometimes did not). This may for example be caused by different equipment used at the provider side (e.g. media gateways) which behave differently.
FAX T38 
The provider does not fully support T.38 fax
FAX T38ANDAUDIO 
The provider does not support fallback to audio-fax if T.38 fails.
Our tests of this feature have shown unstable results (that is, the feature sometimes worked and sometimes did not). This may for example be caused by different equipment used at the provider side (e.g. media gateways) which behave differently.
RALERT DISC 
Call disconnected by far end during alert does not disconnect locally
REVERSE MEDIA 
The provider does not support reverse media negotiation (a.k.a. late SDP)
SIP INFO 
The provider does not support conveying DTMF using the SIP-INFO method.
SUBSCRIBER NR 
The provider does not support dialling numbers in subscriber number format.

Here is the list of test-cases that have been performed for this provider: 180_RINGING, BASIC_CALL, CLIR, CLNS_ONNET, CLNS, CONN_NR_DIFF, CONN_NR_INCOMING, CONN_NR, DTMF, EARLY_MEDIA_INBOUND, FAX_AUDIO, FAX_T38_ONNET, FAX_T38, FAX_T38ANDAUDIO, G711A_ONNET, G711A, G711U_ONNET, G711U, G722_ONNET, G722, G729_ONNET, G729, HOLD_RETRIEVE, IP_FRAGMENTATION, LARGE_SIP_MESSAGES, MOBILITY, OPUS_NB, OPUS_WB, RALERT_DISC, REDIR_302, REDIR_DIVHDR, REDIR_HISTHDR, REVERSE_MEDIA, SIP_INFO, SRTP_INCOMING, SRTP_INTERNAL, SRTP_OUTGOING, SUBSCRIBER_NR, XFER_BLIND, XFER_CONS_ALERT, XFER_CONS_EXT, XFER_CONS

List of Issues found in media-relay Configuration

This section lists the results that differ from the results for the first configuration.

The test results for this configuration are the same, however.

Test Results

This section explains the test results for all possible configurations in more detail.

Configuration without media-relay

Registration 
The provider supports UDP and TCP as transport protocol. The tests were completed using TCP, since UDP is an unreliable protocol and requires all involved network elements to support IP-fragmentation.
NAT Traversal 
The provider detects clients behind NAT and can handle calls to them without requiring the clients to use NAT-traversal methods like STUN. However MediaRelay is required, since the provider does not support a change of the remote RTP-endpoint during a call.
DTMF (RFC2833) 
The provider can convey DTMF digits using the RTP payload method as per RFC2833.
Session Timer 
The tests regarding the SIP-session timer were successful. This means that either no session expiry is used or that it is used and works. It does not imply that session expiry actually is used.
Redundancy 
Registration of two SIP-interfaces on the same SIP-account is supported by the provider. However, the provider has no failover mechanism if one device is down. As a result, you can use both SIP-interfaces for load-balancing purposes. If one device is down, for 2 minutes incoming and outgoing calls might be rejected/fail.
Correct signalling of Ringing-state 
OK
An outgoing call that is disconnected by the far end during alert is not disconnected locally. Typically, the provider may play a message to the effect that the call has been rejected or the call can not be completed so that the calling user will hang up. This may be OK, however, it may create issues with automated calls (e.g. fax or modem) which do not listen to the announcement and keep waiting for the far end to accept the call.
CLIR 
OK
Clip No Screening (CLNS) 
Straight clip no screening (i.e. sending a foreign number as calling line id) works fine. As this works anyway, it does not matter, if the provider supports the interpretation of History-Info: or Diversion: SIP headers for providing the correct calling line id for diverted calls. This provider supports call redirection using the SIP 302 Redirect header. Rerouting can be enabled by setting the Reroute supported check-mark in the corresponding Trunk object configuration. Also, the Interworking check-mark must be set in the route used for calls from and to the SIP provider.
However, during our test other interop problems were discovered when the Interworking Flag is enabled. Therefore it is not recommended to use the call redirection via SIP 302 Redirect header.
COLP 
Outbound and inbound calls to/from the PSTN show the correct connected number.
For outbound calls to the PSTN, an update of the connected number is not signalled to the caller.
Early-Media 
The provider supports early-media for outbound calls (hence inbound early media) to the PSTN.
Fax 
Audio-Fax calls (that is, fax calls without T.38) do not work.
Transport of faxes using T.38 worked to onnet destinations. However it failed to PSTN destination and moreover fallback to audiofax failed also.
As a result, T.38 is disabled on the SIP-interface and the use of audio-fax is necessary.
Codecs 
supported to/from PSTN: G711A, G711U and G729
supported onnet (VoIP to VoIP): G711A, G711U, G722 and G729
IP-Fragmentation 
OK
Large SIP messages 
OK
Reverse Media Negotiation 
Reverse-media negotiation is not supported. Therefore, a media-relay with exclusive coder configuration will be activated on the SIP-interface.
Mobility Calls 
Transmitting DTMF-tones as SIP-INFO messages is not supported, however mobility calls are still possible as in the media-relay configuration, the SBC will convey DTMF signalling to the PBX.
SRTP 
The provider does not support audio encryption using SRTP.
Provider supports dialling subscriber numbers 
The provider does not support dialling numbers in subscriber number format. Make sure to configure the Dialing Location accordingly.
Call Transfer 
OK


Configuration with media-relay

Registration 
The provider supports UDP and TCP as transport protocol. The tests were completed using TCP, since UDP is an unreliable protocol and requires all involved network elements to support IP-fragmentation.
NAT Traversal 
The provider detects clients behind NAT and can handle calls to them without requiring the clients to use NAT-traversal methods like STUN. However MediaRelay is required, since the provider does not support a change of the remote RTP-endpoint during a call.
DTMF (RFC2833) 
The provider can convey DTMF digits using the RTP payload method as per RFC2833.
Session Timer 
The tests regarding the SIP-session timer were successful. This means that either no session expiry is used or that it is used and works. It does not imply that session expiry actually is used.
Redundancy 
Registration of two SIP-interfaces on the same SIP-account is supported by the provider. However, the provider has no failover mechanism if one device is down. As a result, you can use both SIP-interfaces for load-balancing purposes. If one device is down, for 2 minutes incoming and outgoing calls might be rejected/fail.
Correct signalling of Ringing-state 
OK
An outgoing call that is disconnected by the far end during alert is not disconnected locally. Typically, the provider may play a message to the effect that the call has been rejected or the call can not be completed so that the calling user will hang up. This may be OK, however, it may create issues with automated calls (e.g. fax or modem) which do not listen to the announcement and keep waiting for the far end to accept the call.
CLIR 
OK
Clip No Screening (CLNS) 
Straight clip no screening (i.e. sending a foreign number as calling line id) works fine. As this works anyway, it does not matter, if the provider supports the interpretation of History-Info: or Diversion: SIP headers for providing the correct calling line id for diverted calls. This provider supports call redirection using the SIP 302 Redirect header. Rerouting can be enabled by setting the Reroute supported check-mark in the corresponding Trunk object configuration. Also, the Interworking check-mark must be set in the route used for calls from and to the SIP provider.
However, during our test other interop problems were discovered when the Interworking Flag is enabled. Therefore it is not recommended to use the call redirection via SIP 302 Redirect header.
COLP 
Outbound and inbound calls to/from the PSTN show the correct connected number.
For outbound calls to the PSTN, an update of the connected number is not signalled to the caller.
Early-Media 
The provider supports early-media for outbound calls (hence inbound early media) to the PSTN.
Fax 
Audio-Fax calls (that is, fax calls without T.38) do not work.
Transport of faxes using T.38 worked to onnet destinations. However it failed to PSTN destination and moreover fallback to audiofax failed also.
As a result, T.38 is disabled on the SIP-interface and the use of audio-fax is necessary.
Codecs 
supported to/from PSTN: G711A, G711U and G729
supported onnet (VoIP to VoIP): G711A, G711U, G722 and G729
IP-Fragmentation 
OK
Large SIP messages 
OK
Reverse Media Negotiation 
Reverse-media negotiation is not supported. Therefore, a media-relay with exclusive coder configuration will be activated on the SIP-interface.
Mobility Calls 
Transmitting DTMF-tones as SIP-INFO messages is not supported, however mobility calls are still possible as in the media-relay configuration, the SBC will convey DTMF signalling to the PBX.
SRTP 
The provider does not support audio encryption using SRTP.
Provider supports dialling subscriber numbers 
The provider does not support dialling numbers in subscriber number format. Make sure to configure the Dialing Location accordingly.
Call Transfer 
OK


Configuration

Use profile CH-swissnet_telecommunication_ag-swissnet_NxT_pro in Gateway/Interfaces/SIP to configure this SIP provider.

  • Profiles are added in the course of our V12R2 software Service Releases, see Support:DVL-Roadmap Firmware 12r2. Note: You can search in the article page using the key words "SIP-Provider Profile"

Disclaimer

These tests look at a number of interoperability scenarios between innovaphone SIP devices and a given SIP trunk product. As we are enhancing our testing procedures, nature and number of these tests will vary.

All test results document the fact how the tested combination performs in the tested scenario. It explicitly does not comment on the question what the reason is for the behaviour nor if and how it could be changed. It thus does not imply that either the SIP trunk provider or the innovaphone device fails in any way. It merely says that the combination does not perform as defined by the test.

If not mentioned otherwise, all tests are repeated on a weekly basis (a.k.a. nightly tests) using the then-current innovaphone firmware. If a tested combination keeps performing differently from the state documented here during nightly tests, we reserve the right to update this article accordingly.

Some tests do not have consistent results. This may occur for various reasons. If so, we document the tests result as being unstable.

Some of the tested SIP trunk products are not available for nightly tests. In this case, the fact will be noted in the Summary section.

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